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  1. Dustin Pedroia returns to Red Sox starting lineup

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against the White Sox after getting a cortisone shot Monday for the inflammation in his left wrist.

  2. Mike Napoli suffers dislocated left ring finger

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal comes word that Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was removed from Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox with a dislocation of his left ring finger. X-rays were negative, meaning he does not have a fracture.

  3. Josh Johnson to visit Dr. James Andrews … again

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Josh Johnson’s arm injury woes continue. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the right-handed starter is still being bothered by discomfort in his forearm and will be examined next week by Dr. James Andrews.

  4. Clayton Kershaw throws 26-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continued his recovery from a teres major muscle strain on Tuesday, throwing a bullpen session with improved fastball velocity.

  5. Jose Reyes is on track to be activated Friday

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was pulled from the club’s season-opener with tightness in his left hamstring. He is expected to return to action this Friday.

  6. White Sox don “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts before game Tuesday vs. Red Sox

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and with the Red Sox in town for a three-game series, the White Sox wore these “Boston Strong” shirts during pregame warmups Tuesday …

  7. Taijuan Walker scratched from rehab start at AAA Tacoma with more shoulder discomfort

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Mariners top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker was scheduled to make one final rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma before joining the major league starting rotation. But that plan can now be torched.

  8. Curtis Granderson rocking “Thank You Jackie” cleats

    Apr 15, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets’ starting lineup against the host Diamondbacks because of minor rib cage, forearm, and knee injuries that he sustained in a collision with the outfield wall on Monday, but he will be sporting these custom cleats on the bench …

  9. Wilson Ramos gets stitches removed from left hand

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

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    According to beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos got the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired left hand on Tuesday afternoon and has now been cleared to begin basic rehab activities.

  10. Dustin Pedroia given cortisone injection for sore left wrist, aiming to return Wednesday

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Tests taken Monday on the sore left wrist of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia ruled out any major structural damage. He is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, but ESPN’s Gordon Edes says Pedroia is aiming to return on Wednesday.

  11. Derek Jeter sitting out a second straight game

    Apr 13, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup for a second straight game — this one being broadcast by ESPN.

  12. Rangers place Adrian Beltre on 15-day disabled list with strained left quadriceps muscle

    Apr 13, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Anthony Andro at FOX Sports Southwest, the Rangers have placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with a strained left quad. Hector Noesi, acquired Saturday from the Mariners, was added to the Rangers’ 25-man roster in a corresponding move.

  13. Javier Baez on AAA disabled list with ankle injury

    Apr 13, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Cubs top prospect Javier Baez will be sidelined for the next couple of weeks with an ankle injury that he suffered Friday at Triple-A Iowa.

  14. David Ortiz parodied on “Saturday Night Live”

    Apr 13, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    It’s not the best impression and some are even calling it ethnic stereotyping. You decide …

  15. Denard Span, on 7-day concussion disabled list, is hoping to take batting practice Monday

    Apr 13, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Denard Span’s concussion is fairly minor (if a brain injury can ever be considered minor).

  16. Mat Latos diagnosed with flexor mass strain in elbow

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    It’s going to be at least another month before right-hander Mat Latos is able to join the Reds’ rotation. MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports that Latos has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his elbow and will be shut down for 10-14 days.

  17. Hisashi Iwakuma throws 45-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma took another step in the right direction Saturday in his rehabilitation from a strained middle finger, throwing 45 pitches off a bullpen mound.

  18. Alex Cobb lands on disabled list with left oblique strain

    Apr 13, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Rays starter Alex Cobb shut out the Reds for seven innings in Saturday’s 1-0 win and has now gone 15 1/3 innings without allowing a run. But it’s going to be a while before he can try to extend that streak.

  19. Jimmy Rollins dedicates walkoff homer to heckler

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he appeared to shout something at his own dugout. Turns out …

  20. VIDEO: Jonathan Villar preserves Astros’ extra-innings lead with outstanding diving play

    Apr 13, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Watch as Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar flashes range and arm strength to keep his club on top of the Rangers in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night in Arlington, Texas …

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    It’s way early, but the Brewers sure look good. Star center fielder Carlos Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season, staff ace Yovani Gallardo put together his third straight quality start, and closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his fourth save in as many chances as the Brew Crew topped the Pirates 3-2 on Saturday night at a sold-out Miller Park.

  22. VIDEO: Bryce Harper crushes first home run of 2014

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in a 4-for-25 (.160) season-opening slump, but he snapped out of it in loud fashion with this towering fourth-inning blast …

  23. A’s prospect Addison Russell diagnosed with torn hamstring

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.

  24. VIDEO: Andrelton Simmons shows off his arm strength

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

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    This isn’t the prettiest play you’ll ever see from Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but it sure was impressive …

  25. James Paxton placed on disabled list with left lat strain

    Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. He was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a lat strain.

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